But even legends can get faked to the floor on occasion.
Watch Erica Wheeler of the LA Sparks send Bird sprawling with a quick-stop, through-the-legs crossover dribble on Sunday. She then swished a jump shot.
Here’s the end result:
Wheeler collected 17 points and that viral moment in the host Sparks’ 81-53 rout of Bird’s Seattle Storm.
In basketball parlance, such a supreme act of juking is said to break the ankles of a defender (but not really.)
Fans made sport of a basketball GOAT taking a tumble, as the replay showed Bird appearing to trip over her own foot. Some say Wheeler stepped on her foot as well.